CommentaryReporting by Paul Brown @mancity


Post-Match Verdict 📺

Manuel Akanji on the upcoming draw 👇

“We’ll see how the tournament goes.

“We feel good right now. We’ll see next week what our draw is.

“We’re confident going into the next round.

“We’re one of the favourites but we have to prove it.”


Post-Match Verdict 📺

Manuel Akanji on the team’s approach in this second leg 👇

“For Copenhagen to come here after losing the first game, it’s pretty hard for them to come back from this.

“That was our goal, to score early because as long as it stayed 0-0 they had hope to come back.

“We did what we had to do.”


Post-Match Verdict 📺

Manuel Akanji on the win 👇

“The first two goals we scored in the first half made it easier for us because we were up four goals.

“So it was pretty hard for them to come back.

“We had a little phase where we didn’t play well, then we came out in the second half and we tried to do our best.

“We did what we had to do today.”



City cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-1 victory on the night and 6-2 win on aggregate as we saw off FC Copenhagen in the Round of 16.

Up 3-1 from the first leg, Pep Guardiola’s men effectively ended the contest inside the opening nine minutes courtesy of a quickfire blue brace.

Julian Alvarez produced a pinpoint corner on five minutes to set up Manuel Akanji for a fine finish in the box before the World Cup winner blasted home on nine minutes as goalkeeper Kamil Grabara failed to deal with his fizzing effort.

Copenhagen did pull one back just before the half hour mark courtesy of an fluid Mohamed Elyounoussi finish.

But Erling Haaland, the man for the big occasion, executed a satisfying strike to extend our lead going into the break.

The second half was somewhat of a damp squib with City playing within themselves and Copenhagen not really troubling Ederson as the 90 minutes came and went.

But the flat finale mattered not with the defending champions continuing to charge forward in the competition we memorably won last time out in Istanbul.

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So close...

Rico Lewis off the crossbar with a fizzing drive.



Three minutes to be added on.


In the book...

Yellow card for Mattsson after holding back the onrushing Rico Lewis.


Change made...

Haaland off. Wright on.

Huge applause for the heroic striker - and the academy graduate.


Another City sub incoming...

Jacob Wright coming on.


Sub for Copenhagen...

Meling on. Jelert off.